Past Exhibits 2016

Exhibition Schedule for Kiwanis Gallery 2016

 December 29, 2015 to February 21, 2016               Urban Moves: Photographs by Arto Djerdjerian

Things move; things buzz; things are discovered; things are assessed. As a photographer, local artist

Arto Djerdjerian is an observer of urban life as it passes him in its every nuance. His photographs are multi-layered and captures what he finds fascinating; a form, a shape, a gesture, and colour, as well as an interaction between people or an interplay of light and shadow. Arto invites the viewer to explore and discover the beauty in the subtleties of daily urban life and find the little treasures in his works that raise more questions than answers.

First Friday Red Deer, January 8, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

First Friday Red Deer, February 5, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. to be announced.


February 23 to April 24                  Out of the Cupboard: A Red Deer Arts Council Members Juried Exhibition           

Join the Red Deer Arts Council Visual Arts Members in this special exhibition based on the theme of Out of the Cupboard. Artists will be invited to create a piece of art inspired by cherished objects that they keep in their homes or studios. The objects may be out in the open or tucked away in a cupboard, they may or may not be functional, they may be in use or just kept as treasured items. The exhibit is open to all RDAC visual arts members and expresses the quality of works of the artists in our membership from emerging to professional and includes Red Deer area and beyond!

First Friday Red Deer Opening: March 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

First Friday Red Deer Opening: April 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm


April 26 to May 23           The 31st Middle Schools Awesome Art Show

From TV shows to Celebrities to the world around them, Middle School students see the world with unique eyes. What will catch their eye this year? This annual exhibit delights its audience with a variety of works expressing these young students’ talents as they experiment with different subject matter and media. Come see what is new!

First Friday Red Deer Opening: May 6 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Come and meet the students and see what they see.


May 25 to June 18                 Hang-ups and Insights: The 8th Annual IB and AP Art Show with                                  Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School and Hunting Hills High School

This exhibit features the artwork of the 2016 graduating students of the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate Art Programs. Every year there are new things to see and experience through this show. From installation art to ceramics to prints and drawings and beyond, this exhibit showcases the young people who will be the next generation of talented artists. Explore their work with them.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: June 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm with Students and Instructors; everyone is welcome to attend and help us celebrate these fine young artists!


June 20 to August 21             Highways of Alberta: Paintings by Greg Pyra

Imagine travelling in our vehicles throughout Alberta with no particular destination; then the journey becomes the destination. Capturing places of comfort and refuge, like service stations, fast food joints and service vehicles that are disappearing in small towns, allows this Turner Valley artist, Greg Pyra, to comment on the migration of people to the cities while celebrating the towns and communities of southern Alberta and recognizes their cultural contribution to the province of Alberta. Light becomes an important aspect of this journey of paintings as it alters the environment in significant ways and expresses Greg’s inner state of mind.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: July 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm – with artist in attendance

First Friday Red Deer Opening: August 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm TBA


August 23 to October 16      Geospaces: Acrylic Paintings by Susan Delaney

This series of paintings by local artist, Susan Delaney, is inspired by the landscape and the qualities of the media: paint and water. As the layers begin to develop in the abstract paintings, emerging colour and composition allow the water media to influence the painting’s ultimate direction. Abstract painting in this layering process allows Susan to contemplate and meditate on the overall process. “There is a calculated spontaneity to the layering and movement of paint and water, and an increasing level of risk as the painting evolves, that make both the process and the result exciting and rewarding.” Susan Delaney, March 2014

First Friday Red Deer Opening: September 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

First Friday Red Deer Opening: October 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to be announced


October 18 to November 20                        And the Winners Are: Photographs by Central Alberta                                                                                              Photographic Society

The central focus of this body of work is the twice yearly competitions held by CAPS in the spring and fall of each year. Each of the images was a winner in one or more categories in those competitions. The competitions are segmented into advanced, intermediate and novice members and the categories are: colour, black & white, nature and digital manipulations.

CAPS is made of up individuals from all walks of life and all skill levels. They share their knowledge, techniques and experiences in a social atmosphere that helps members express themselves through their photography.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: November 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm


November 23 to December 26         The Gift of Ellen Lyons

A private collection including works from some of Central Alberta’s most notable artists will be on exhibit and sale just in time for Christmas. Ellen Lyons, a local visual artist, gifted numerous artworks – created by herself, Kate More, Art Whitehead, Mo Leaney and others – to the Red Deer Arts Council for fundraising purposes. The Arts Council is thrilled that Ms. Lyons found the Council to be a worthy recipient of such an impressive collection. The artworks span the early careers of these artists – rare commodities in the local art market. This is your chance to support the Arts Council and own a precious piece or two!

First Friday Red Deer Opening: December 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm


December 29, 2016 to February 19, 2017    Selfies: Mixed Media by Renu Mathew

Enter the digital age where it has become increasing popular to snap a ‘selfie’ of yourself and post it to a social media site. Our sense of privacy is changing and more of our lives are open to others. In this exhibit, Olds artist, Renu Mathew, questions and celebrates the images that individuals have chosen to publicly portray of themselves, in her stylized figurative sculptures, paintings and mixed media work. Taken from Facebook and Twitter from the public domain, the works will range from comedic to beautiful reflecting the range of selfies that exist.

First Friday Red Deer Opening: January 6, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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